'The Battle of Chosin' tells the Harrowing Story of the Pivotal 1950 Korean War Battle

American Experience The Battle of Chosin airs November 1 at 9PM on WSKG-TV. Revisit the pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. It is a harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcq5Ko6uizY

On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea, and U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals. Soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People’s Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War.

‘The Battle of Chosin’ tells the Harrowing Story of the Pivotal 1950 Korean War Battle

American Experience The Battle of Chosin airs November 1 at 9PM on WSKG-TV. Revisit the pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. It is a harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcq5Ko6uizY

On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea, and U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals. Soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People’s Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War.

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts airs on WSKG-TV on November 2, 2016 at 10pm. Graveyard of the Giant Beasts opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size.  Sixty-five million years ago, a giant meteor hit the earth causing a global catastrophe that destroyed an estimated three quarters of the plants and animal species on the planet, including the mighty dinosaurs. Little was known about the survivors who lived in this post-apocalyptic world until a mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia — excavating coal cut from deep within the earth’s crust — exposed an important layer in the earth’s geological history laid down more than 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. In 2003, when paleontologist professor Jonathan Bloch, University of Florida, first heard that this important layer had been exposed, he and his research team rushed to Columbia.

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Secrets of the Dead | Graveyard of the Giant Beasts airs on WSKG-TV on November 2, 2016 at 10pm. Graveyard of the Giant Beasts opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size.  Sixty-five million years ago, a giant meteor hit the earth causing a global catastrophe that destroyed an estimated three quarters of the plants and animal species on the planet, including the mighty dinosaurs. Little was known about the survivors who lived in this post-apocalyptic world until a mining operation in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia — excavating coal cut from deep within the earth’s crust — exposed an important layer in the earth’s geological history laid down more than 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs. In 2003, when paleontologist professor Jonathan Bloch, University of Florida, first heard that this important layer had been exposed, he and his research team rushed to Columbia.

Examine the History and the Future of the American Military Abroad with American Umpire

AMERICAN UMPIRE, a thought-provoking documentary about U.S. foreign policy, chronicles how the United States became the world’s policeman and questions how long the U.S. must continue to play this role. Narrated by Jim Lehrer, formerly of The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,and written by award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs, the film explores the history of American military intervention and the future of America’s military commitment abroad. After detailing the principles that guided U.S. foreign policy for 150 years and the sea change that followed WWII, the latter half of the one-hour documentary examines America’s contemporary role on the international stage. The film concludes by asking whether it’s time to rethink our current policies, scale down military spending, and bring our allies back into the game as fellow umpires. AMERICAN UMPIRE combines archival footage with candid interviews from former secretaries of state George Shultz, Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice; General Jim Mattis and Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; Nobel Prize winner Michael Spence; Pulitzer Prize winner David Kennedy; and eight scholars from around the world.

DIY Monster Slime

Looking for a simple DIY for your family this weekend?  Get in the spirit of Halloween AND science with this monster slime activity! https://youtu.be/OYuDNsbdiyQ

Learn how to make gooey monster slime TWO ways with this sensory craft. Don’t worry – the slime washes off hands easily with soap and water! Details of the full craft experience can be found here and continue the creepy-crawly theme by making these monster cupcakes!

Free Teacher Webinar Preps Classrooms for 2016 'The Great Thanksgiving Listen'

If you are a regular listener to WSKG you’re probably familiar with StoryCorps from their weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. The organization started collecting stories in 2003 and every interview is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The interviews represent one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and offer people a unique look at many fascinating and important aspects of American life. StoryCorps features an ambitious oral history project called “The Great Thanksgiving Listen.” The goal is to capture the stories and voices of an entire generation by having students from across the country interview a grandparent or elder over the Thanksgiving holiday. Educators interested in participating can learn more and register for the official toolkit here.

Free Teacher Webinar Preps Classrooms for 2016 ‘The Great Thanksgiving Listen’

If you are a regular listener to WSKG you’re probably familiar with StoryCorps from their weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. The organization started collecting stories in 2003 and every interview is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The interviews represent one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and offer people a unique look at many fascinating and important aspects of American life. StoryCorps features an ambitious oral history project called “The Great Thanksgiving Listen.” The goal is to capture the stories and voices of an entire generation by having students from across the country interview a grandparent or elder over the Thanksgiving holiday. Educators interested in participating can learn more and register for the official toolkit here.

'Angkor Awakens' Comes to Cinemapolis

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Cinemapolis in Ithaca is presenting two showings of Robert H. Lieberman’s film ‘Angkor Awakens: a Portrait of Cambodia’.  The filmmaker will be at both screenings, along with Story Editor David Kossack at the November 4 screening, and Producer Deborah C. Hoard at the November 5 showing. “A sweeping and emotional portrait of Cambodia and its people. The film takes the viewer on a historical and psychological journey, stretching from the ancient past to the tension-filled present, where a young population strives to move beyond the country’s dark history.” http://wskg.org/audio/angkormix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Jonathan Eames via Robert H. Lieberman

 

 

‘Angkor Awakens’ Comes to Cinemapolis

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Cinemapolis in Ithaca is presenting two showings of Robert H. Lieberman’s film ‘Angkor Awakens: a Portrait of Cambodia’.  The filmmaker will be at both screenings, along with Story Editor David Kossack at the November 4 screening, and Producer Deborah C. Hoard at the November 5 showing. “A sweeping and emotional portrait of Cambodia and its people. The film takes the viewer on a historical and psychological journey, stretching from the ancient past to the tension-filled present, where a young population strives to move beyond the country’s dark history.” http://wskg.org/audio/angkormix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Jonathan Eames via Robert H. Lieberman